American Enemy

As the frenzy of travel bans are unleashed via executive orders a Bangladeshi-American Muslim professor of political science is detained on his way back to the U.S. after presenting a controversial paper at Dhaka University in Bangladesh. His professional and personal relationships are seen through the predicaments he faces at a time when his identity could at any time have him perceived as a “threat to national security.”

Ashoka’s Wheel – by Kesav Wable

Synopsis: It is present day. Kiran Deshpande, a real estate mogul and chair of a successful charity, â Ashokaâ s Wheelâ , steps to the podium with his wife Ritu, to address the guests attending the celebration of their non-profitâ s tenth anniversary.  Kiran will come to learn that his non-profit, [...]

The Man of Man – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: In lyrical and poetic refrain, an anguished soul in The Man of Man searches for forgiveness for his sin of primal homicide. Man has committed the ultimate sin of killing “the man of man,” a divinity figure, and also killing his Woman in a fit of jealous rage. In a choreographed and lyrical exploration [...]

Boundary Conditions – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: Sheela, newly-wed and newly-arrived to a big town, overcomes her alienation and loneliness by getting hooked onto the daily lessons of the TV TUTOR. Her husband, Govind, is an engineeer who is busy with work and busy with his pals.
The TV TUTOR is somewhat magical in its interactions with Sheela, and she gets herself [...]

Blacky’s Trunk (English/French) – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: The play is written in English and Hindi (an original version exists in English and French; English/Spanish and English/Hungarian versions also exist).

The structure of the play and the nature of physical and verbal repetition is such that a spectator how knows only one language either English or French will be able to understand [...]

Rats in the Tunnel – by Bina Sharif

Synopsis: Homeless men and women waiting for their lives to change on the eve of the new millennium in Tompkins Square Park.
Setting: A tunnel in Tompkins Square Park, NYC
Time Period: December 31st, 1999
Cast Size: 3
Casting:
BOB, white American male, homeless
HENRY, white American male, homeless
MARIETTA, Latin American female immigrant, homeless
This Play is: Unpublished

The Man of Man – by Sujay Sood

Synopsis: In lyrical and poetic refrain, an anguished soul in The Man of Man searches for forgiveness for his sin of primal homicide. Man has committed the ultimate sin of killing “the man of man,” a divinity figure, and also killing his Woman in a fit of jealous rage. In a choreographed and lyrical exploration [...]

The Moral Implications of Time Travel – by Sarovar Banka

Synopsis: The Moral Implications of Time Travel takes place in the early nineties, on the semi-rural/suburban outskirts of Detroit where Anil Das, an Indian immigrant to America now in his sixties, lives with Pranav, his thirty year old son who has never moved out.
       At the outset of the play, Anil announces that [...]